PROGRAMS

The Gators Triathlon Club focuses on the development of life skills, such as goal setting, development of self-esteem, and social skills, and is combined with a diverse, high-performance athletic program.

 

The Gators programs provide a positive atmosphere that will motivate young athletes to achieve their maximum potential in the sport of triathlon through commitment, dedication, and perseverance, while having fun.

 

Training programs for Gators athletes consider age, ability and future athletic and personal goals. Training plans are tailored to each athlete and are flexible to ensure workouts are both fun and impactful.

Gators programs work toward the goal of competing in the St. Albert Kids of Steel Triathlon in early June. All Gators athletes are required to have a current membership with Triathlon Alberta.

Gators (ages 12-18)

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You don’t need to be an experienced triathlete to join Gators. It helps if you have experience in competitive swimming or have competed in any Kids of Steel triathlons, but if not, our coach will get you up to speed. Gators compete in the St. Albert Kids of Steel in June and many choose to compete in other triathlons in Alberta and beyond.

 

The Gators program includes five coached sessions per week and runs from October 1 through early June. This program is available with a full-time or part-time schedule. The part-time schedule includes running and cycling, and does not include the swimming sessions. There is a limit of 18 full-time athletes and 18 part-time athletes. Running and cycling are held both indoors and outdoors depending on the weather. 

Gators Schedule:

Monday: Cycling - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Swimming - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Running - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: Swimming - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: Swimming - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

​Gators Fees:

Full-time athletes participate in the five coached sessions each week. Total fees depend on the number of participating athletes and are set in September at the AGM. Typically, fees for Full-Time athletes are around $1,200 for the season and include a non-refundable deposit paid prior to the season. Fees can be paid in full at the start of the season or with monthly payments made with 8 post-dated cheques at the start of the season. Fees include coaching and facility usage.

Part-time athletes participate in the cycling and running sessions only. Total fees for the season are $450 which includes the coaching and facility usage. Payments are made with eight post-dated cheques of $50 each and a deposit of $50.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Contact gatorstriclub@gmail.com for a registration form and more details.

 

 

Junior Gators (ages 8-11)

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Junior Gators are athletes who have either competed or are interested in competing in events like the Kids of Steel Triathlon series. The training and distances for these athletes varies based on age.

 

The Junior Gators program is from January through early June and includes two coached sessions per week. Sessions are for running and swimming. With respect to age and safety, cycling will not be a main focus of this program. There is a limit of 16 athletes in the Junior Gators program. Running is held predominately inside, yet will move outside once temperatures rise.

Jr. Gators Schedule

Wednesday: Running - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: Swimming - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

Jr. Gators Fees

Junior Gators fees are a total of $450 for the season which includes two coaching sessions per week and facility usage. Payments are made with one deposit of $100 and one post-dated cheque of $350.

There are currently several openings for Junior Gators. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Contact gatorstriclub@gmail.com for a registration form and more details.

 

Mini Gators (ages 8 and under)

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The Mini Gators group is for beginning triathletes under the age of 8. This program is currently not running, however, please contact gatorstriclub@gmail.com if you are interested.

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